HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Boston College to develop urban environmental science curriculum for use in urban high schools

CHESTNUT HILL, MA (10-31-06) -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year, $2.1 million grant to an interdisciplinary group of Boston College faculty members to develop an urban environmental science curriculum, text book and multimedia system for use in America's urban high schools.

At least 50 high school science teachers and 5000 students also will be involved in the project over the life of the grant. A unique feature of this program is that the team includes Person Education as corporate partners, who will serve to publish and sustain the project after the grant is complete.

In addition, specialists from the Center for Applied Special Technology in Wakefield, Mass. will help to craft the curriculum so that it is accessible by the widest range of students possible.

The Boston College faculty team consists of Environmental Studies Director and Urban Ecology Institute Science Director Prof. Eric Strauss, Urban Ecology Inst. Executive Director Charles Lord, Lynch School of Education faculty members Assoc. Prof. Mike Barnett and Asst. Prof. Katherine McNeill, as well as collaborators from institutions across the country.

This grant will allow the team to build on the strength of their two previous NSF grants.

"During the three years of this grant, the team will build on the theme of urban field-based science education pioneered by the Urban Ecology Institute," said Strauss who added that the team will work closely with teachers in partner schools across the country to implement and evaluate the curriculum and then later scale the materials across the nation.

"The team is particularly excited about the opportunity to bring the fruits of this interdisciplinary Boston College partnership, which has transformed science education in Boston, to the national scale," said Strauss.

The mission of the BC Urban Ecology Institute is to promote the stewardship of healthy urban ecosystems by im
'"/>

Contact: Jack Dunn
dunnjo@bc.edu
617-552-3350
Boston College
31-Oct-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. American Chemical Society meets Aug. 19-23 in Boston
2. Boston Univeristy bioengineers devise dimmer swith to regulate gene expression in mammal cells
3. Chemical Society Boston meeting, Aug. 19-23, focuses on health, wellness, energy, environment
4. Boston University, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft form alliance to accelerate biomedical innovation
5. Boston University biologists discover amphibian eggs use defenses against water molds
6. Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston establishes first affiliate in Canada
7. Childrens Hospital Boston presents at the 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference
8. American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting August 5-9 in Boston
9. Childrens Hospital Boston presents at the 2006 Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting
10. Amazing nanotech in Boston: Weighing DNA, digital heat flow, electromechanical butterfly images
11. Boston consortium awarded Center of Excellence grant for medical record surveillance systems

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2020)... ... 2020 , ... eClinical Solutions LLC , a leading ... drug development, is collaborating with Karyopharm Therapeutics (Nasdaq: KPTI ) on randomized ... COVID-19. This is the first study of an XPO1 inhibitor in patients with ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 23, 2020 , ... First Aid Africa, a Scottish ... supplier and manufacturer of innovative portable renewable energy equipment, have announced the success ... the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia. , One of Renovagen’s FAST FOLD portable solar ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 23, 2020 , ... Rigaku ... the next event in a series of TOPIQ webinars, which will cover the ... webinars was developed in response to social distancing measures that resulted in postponements ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 16, 2020 , ... Medial EarlySign ... detection and prevention of high-burden diseases, and Centric Consulting, a business and technology ... to utilize existing data in order to identify and prioritize patients for care. ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... July 09, 2020 , ... In ... commonly used to suppress pigment formation in zebrafish embryos, maintaining optical transparency to ... by Dr MA has been using the zebrafish model to investigate the causes ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... 29, 2020 , ... MedShift , a leading medical ... many obstacles created as a result of COVID-19. As a provider at the ... practices and medical manufacturers by expanding access to device offerings, technology services, and ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... With the COVID-19 ... or drug treatment. In an effort to better understand the cellular responses to ... largest imaging dataset portraying therapeutic compound effects from over 1,600 approved and referenced ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: